The purpose of this website is to make
people aware about
the electronic databases, and to provide them a place where they can
websites for their daily use including
learning Internet, improving typing speed, reading newspapers, and
educational games for the kids. This website also designed to do a
survey on “Electronic Databases
Their Impact on the Library Services with Special Reference to Canada”,
that will help the people in finding the information in an easy way and
to effectively interact with today’s rapidly emerging computerized
retrieval resources. This study will also help the librarians in
choosing and evaluating databases.
The Internet and other digital
sources of information are
widely used tools for research and other information needs. In recent years, many indexing and abstracting services
provided their content in electronic format. Instead of using a print
index, you can now search this material from your
computer. The advantages of electronic searching include greater
more up-to-date material, and, in some cases, access to the actual
materials, rather than just a citation.
An electronic database
is a collection of data arranged in a systematic way to make the search
and fast. In other words it is a computer-based
or listing of information, usually organized with searchable elements
fields. The most common type of library database consists of records
articles in journals or newspapers. Retrieval
this information store is basically accomplished through a matching
The process of matching customer’s query against information in
the essence of computerized information retrieval.
Why use electronic databases?
Electronic Databases are
sources of information.
Increasingly, information is being published only in electronic
is coverage in virtually all areas of knowledge: science, engineering,
mathematics, medicine, agriculture, psychology, sociology, philosophy,
business, economics, education and more. A single database may refer to
variety of sources, including periodical articles, books, government
industry reports, papers at meetings, newspaper items, films, video
With a terminal with Internet
connection you can be
seconds away from receiving valuable information on any imaginable
rich and voluminous databases are stored in by the information
agencies known as retrieval services. Once you are connected to them,
the world’s knowledge literally will be at your fingertips.
As an information source a database
may be shared by
thousands of users simultaneously, and it is available whenever the
is in operation. There is no limit to the number of times a database
searched or the number of times an item can be displayed. Unlike a
book, databases do not deteriorate physically, nor can they be
stolen, or vandalized.